The series is loosely based on the story from the book “Cuore” by Edmondo de Amicis. The protagonist is Enrico. He and his classmates, through a school year full of events, teach the viewer a lot of moral values , the only real wealth at that time. Every month, the teacher assigns a story that has as moral the patriotism, one of the most heartfelt values . The best friend of Enrico is Garrone, a very gentle child , unable to be rube to anyone. More than once he physically defended his classmates debilitated by the bullies, and every kid is crazy for him. The Story also highlights the different attitudes for the study by the children: at that time the study was considered as a blessing, as it was just for few people.